Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

6 Month Mark

So our work is going great … actually too great. We have so many people to meet and not enough time to meet everyone (which is weird for my experience so far here). Yesterday, at church, we planned our entire week. We literally have no open slots to meet with anyone else this week and we still have others we want to meet! It's hard, but so exciting. At church yesterday we had tons of random people show up who are interested and we are meeting this week!

This week was just a lot of teaching, teaching, teaching. On Saturday, we were planning and couldn’t find anyone for 6:30 but for some reason we felt we should stop trying... so we didn’t plan anyone. This is really weird for missionaries, especially in a mission where you can’t proselyte. Well, we taught someone at 5:00 at the church, and as we were about to say the closing prayer, a miracle happened! A lady I had previously been teaching walked into the room and then we taught her at 6:30! She told us she didn't know why she came to the church on a Saturday night, but she came anyways. Well, we know why, the Lord directs His work, and He directed us to not plan anyone and her to come at that time. It was an amazing lesson! God truly loves His children and provides a way for them to be helped.

I also had another cool experience this week. We were visiting a member family with one of our investigators, and quickly realized the members needed the lesson more than the investigator I couldn't really follow everything that was happening or being said, but I know that they were talking about receiving answers. The mom was saying something about having doubts and struggles in her life and not recognizing an answer, and I had a thought about an experience when I was at BYU with receiving an answer. I shared the experience and the spirit was so strong in that lesson, that I was kinda crying and the family also started crying. It was amazing, and while I didn’t understand all that had happened, I understood the spirit and followed the impression I received. IT WAS AMAZING! 

How often do you get fed at members? They don't do dinner calendars like in the states, but when we visit people they pretty much always give us snacks, if not a meal. The people are very giving here and they give of what little food they may have, or the coat on their back (for reals).
What do you make for breakfast and lunch and dinner when you are eating at home? My comp and I like fruit & toast for breakfast or oatmeal. We cook lunch before we leave for the day- usually soup or rice and stir fry. We don’t eat dinner because people give us snacks and food, so we aren’t hungry. But I learned how to make 2 minute microwave brownies and they are awesome! Our new favorite planning snack!
What is your favorite thing to do on p-day? We don’t have a lot of time, so we clean, do studies, do email, get groceries, and then stuff around the apt, and if we have time we try and go somewhere cool or cook something fun or take cool photos.
I love you all and am thinking of you, oh and my 6 month mark is this week, what?! I'm a third of the way done! Time really does fly on the mission. I didn't believe it at first, but it's so true!

1 comment:

  1. Hi, my name is Jessica and I just received my calling to go to the same mission as Sister Harker--I go to the MTC in Jan, so hopefully I will be in Mongolia by March (she might even train me!). Would it be possible to have her personal email or ask her to contact me? My email address is Thanks!!